Mugam Sayagi—Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

Mugam Sayagi—Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh was born in 1947 in Baku, Azerbaijan, a former Soviet state that stands at a cultural crossroads with Persian, Turkic, Arab and Russian elements in its legacy.
Young Buck Pleads Not Guilty In Vibe Melee

Young Buck Pleads Not Guilty In Vibe Melee

Rapper Young Buck pleaded not guilty yesterday (Jan. 14) to an assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man during a melee last year at the Vibe Awards.
Knuckle Down

Knuckle Down

"Knuckle Down" finds Ani DiFranco trying some different approaches to her music.
Buena Vista Social Club Presents Manuel Guajiro Mirabal

Buena Vista Social Club Presents Manuel Guajiro Mirabal

Buena Vista spin-off albums tend to be hit or miss. At their best, they showcase Cuban musical tradition in a new package of sound. At their worst, they're derivative, showcasing not-so-stellar talent.
Dark Snack

Dark Snack

If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners.
Morrissey Cooking Up Live CD, DVD

Morrissey Cooking Up Live CD, DVD

Morrissey is eyeing a spring release for his first concert album in over a decade, "Live From Earl's Court," plus a separate live DVD, "Who Put the 'M' in Manchester." The sets chronicle the former Smiths frontman's 2004 tour in support of his latest Attack/Sanctuary album, "You Are the Quarry."
All That Remains

All That Remains

For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy's evolution and growth exceeds that of some other rock acts currently cluttering the airwaves.
A Brief History . . .

A Brief History . . .

Bob Dylan thought enough of this Australian group to put it on his North American tour, and this live double-album testifies to his good sense.
Sounds Eclectic 3

Sounds Eclectic 3

Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College.
Fury and Spin

Fury and Spin

Jacob Zachary's debut sounds like a collection of basement songs from the boy next door, the quiet type who knows how to express his sincerest sentiments.
Valende

Valende

"Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its second song is an all-out "Nuggets"-era rocker, complete with handclaps, a vintage keyboard and indefinable screeches. From here, Jennifer Gentle goes in a more atmospheric direction.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2003 - Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a Los Angeles hospital. She is 87.
Angels With Dirty Faces

Angels With Dirty Faces

Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks comprising "Angels With Dirty Faces," particularly with the addition of keyboards that further flesh out the band's early-'80s roller-rink tunes.

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